Things come full circle with the return of Jamie to the label to take his place as chief protagonist on Especial’s mission. As in-house remixer, DJ, designer and general sarcasm provider, he is more than integral to the label, he’s a big reason it exists.
With the Bizarre Feeling EP laying the sound for the subsequent first year of the label, it is right Jamie returns with EP#2 to move things forward with another twisted take on his unique mutoid-protoid-machine-funk-groove.
Starting with Mad Obsession you would be forgiven for thinking you’ll have Bizarre Feeling Part 2, with warped vocals - taken from late night, half asleep scribbled notes - and space echo haze, but let the percussion work-out trip you up and the stars in and before you know it things start going leftfield and then deeper with the Free Party Sound System bass line shuffle of Time Nearly Time. What he is on (about), no one knows.
It is on the flip however that things take a darker turn. Beyond the confession booth, down sharp stairs and dripping ceiling to a red light lit room of latter day late night blues. If one ideal inspires Especial, it is an unknown basement where the DJ rolls Drole Model ‘s bottom end across a unified, sweat packed room.
And so life is a circle, a parallel universe and Alternative Obsession completes the EP. Dub vibes, accentuated vocals and killer SH09 horror show from Mr T J Fairplay and you have a rework worthy of 7am.
Life...coming around the corner.
released January 23, 2015
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